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Egyptian Cotton - 8/2 - Bockens

Egyptian Cotton - 8/2 - Bockens

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Bockens 8/2 cotton is an unmercerized combed cotton made from Egyptian long staple fiber that is easy to work with and super soft. 8/2 is available in 65 gorgeous colors plus white and unbleached/natural. 8/2 is a nice weight for towels, baby blankets, place-mats and other home decorative projects requiring a heavier yarn. Combine with 16/1 singles linen for a crisper fabric that also works well for clothing. All of the Egyptian cottons are dyed with Eco-friendly dyes which do not run and are color fast. Try the Swedish 8/2 cotton and you will not go back to the American version!

  • 3,350 yards per pound bleached/unbleached
  • 3,250 yards per pound dyed
  • It comes in 250 gram tubes = 8.8 ounces
  • 1,850 yards per tube unbleached
  • 1,760 yards bleached/dyed
  • Sett suggestions = 18-24 epi

Jumbo cones in unbleached - each cone weighs approx. 750 grams, equal to 3 small 250 gram spools

Finished Products

La Belle Creole; 16/2 cotton warp; 8/2 cotton
pattern weft. Handwoven March/April 2007
pages 64-67. Woven by DD
Rep runner from Rosalie Neilson workshop; 8/2 cotton warp, mop cotton weft. Directions in 
Handwoven Magazine.

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